Arthritis Specialists Poughkeepsie NY

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Maryanne Wysell
(845) 454-0120
1 Webster Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Maryanne Carol Wysell, MD
(914) 452-7051
33 Scenic Dr
Poughkeepsie, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie, Ny; St Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie, Ny
Group Practice: Hudson Valley Orthopedics

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James L Wise
(845) 331-5326
78 Maiden Ln
Kingston, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Robert F Spiera, MD
(212) 860-4000
1088 Park Ave
New York, NY
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Richard P Crane MD
Specialties
Rheumatology

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Joseph I Cohn, MD
(516) 678-5330
2000 N Village Ave
Rockville Centre, NY
Business
Joseph I Cohn MD
Specialties
Rheumatology

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Farah M Ashraf, DO
Poughkeepsie, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1995

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Tracey Schmidt, MD
(845) 565-1984
83 Lexington Dr
Newburgh, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1988

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Henry Paul Lasky, MD
(845) 534-3163
3141 US Route 9w
New Windsor, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1980

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Andrew J Porges, MD
(516) 484-6880
1044 Northern Blvd
Roslyn, NY
Business
Andrew J Porges MD PC
Specialties
Rheumatology

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James Gordon Freeman, MD
(607) 733-8125
16 Hickory Chase Ln
Big Flats, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1979

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Psoriatic Arthritis

A Patient's Guide to Psoriatic Arthritis

Introduction

Psoriasis is a disease that most people think of as primarily a skin disease because the condition causes a persistent rash in various areas of the body. Psoriatic arthritis is a type of joint disease that occurs in roughly seven percent of people who have psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis affects people of all ages, but most get it between the ages of 30 and 50. Usually a patient has psoriasis (the skin rash) for many years before the arthritis develops, and the arthritis comes on slowly. But this is not always the case. No matter what, patients with psoriatic arthritis must manage both the outbreaks of itchy, scaly skin and the pain and stiffness of arthritis.

This guide will help you understand

  • how psoriatic arthritis develops
  • how doctors diagnose the condition
  • what can be done for the problem

Anatomy

Where does psoriatic arthritis develop?

Psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint. Its symptoms often seem like the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or degenerative arthritis of the spine. X-rays can be used to show the difference between psoriatic arthritis and other diseases. In psoriatic arthritis, X-rays show a very distinctive type of bone destruction around the joint and certain patterns of swelling in the tissues around the joints.

Patients with psoriatic arthritis fall into three groups. Many patients have what is called asymmetric arthritis. This means that only a few joints are involved and that it does not occur in the same joints on both sides of the body. (For example, only one wrist and one foot are affected.)

An equal number of patients suffer from symmetric polyarthritis. This means that arthritis occurs in several corresponding joints on both sides of the body. (For example, both elbows, both knees, and both hands are affected.) The polyarthritis type of psoriatic arthritis is much like RA.

A third group has mostly axial disease. This refers to arthritis of the spine, the sacroiliac joint (where the pelvis and bottom of the spine meet), or the hip and shoulder joints. Patients do not necessarily stay in the same category. Over time, the pattern may change. Doctors use these categories to better understand the disease and to follow the progression of the arthritis. The treatment is basically the same.

Causes

Why do I have this problem?

The exact cause of psoriatic arthritis is not known. Many factors seem to be involved in its development. Heredity--your genes--plays a major role. People who are closely related to someone with psoriatic arthritis are 50 times more likely to develop the disease themselves. Recent studies have located genetic markers shared by most people who have the disease.

Sometimes injuries seem to set off psoriatic arthritis. Infections also contribute to the disease. It is known that strep infections in children can cause psoriasis. Some researchers think that the arthritis may be...

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